Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

Author's Hate for Jews Overshadows Everything I very much disagree with Jonathan Tobin's praise of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (A Matter of Opinion: "Speak the Truth; Defeat the Lies," Aug. 7). For many Russians, Solzhenitsyn lost his credibility with his anti-Semitic book Two Hundred Years Together . Russian Jews were deeply offended by that publication. I was shocked when reading chapters of...
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Media Clippings Whenever intellectual quarterlies approach the issue of Israel -- and especially if it's a journal I admire -- I tend to cringe. Such was the case when I picked up a recent volume of Salmagundi . On the cover, I read the words Zionism and Apartheid , which was the headline affixed to an essay by Derek Cohen...
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Departing Consul Thanks Philadelphia Community In the Jewish tradition, in the Talmud, it says: Potchim bi'chvoda shel aa'ch'sanya , which means in English: "We open by praising the host." As I prepare to return to my home in Israel, after serving four years as Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, I must praise my...
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Barbara Ribakove Gordon
The cold, rainy season in northwestern Ethiopia is at its peak, adding to the misery of thousands of Jews who recently have learned that Israel intends to abandon them in Ethiopia, and that funds essential to their survival have run out. When the rains stop and malaria mosquitoes breed in the puddles, some of the most poorly nourished -- usually...
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Danny Adeno Abebe
The 125,000 Ethiopians who live in Israel immigrated here in dribs and drabs. When Ethiopians first started coming to Israel in the 1970s, some members of Israel's political elite referred to us as "temporary migrant workers." Things began to change only during the waves of aliyah in the 1980s, under Menachem Begin's Likud government. The biggest of all was Operation...
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